Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, USA, while speaking in Estonia vowed that the US will not be intimidated by the Islamic States militants, after they released a video showing the beheading of Steven Sotloff, an American journalist. Sotloff was the second American journalist to be so beheaded by the militant group. James Foley had earlier been decapitated in similar circumstances.
Obama said the beheading was a “horrific act of violence and we cannot begin to imagine the agony everyone who loves Steven is feeling right now. Our country grieves with them.”
He added that, “Whatever these murderers think they will achieve by killing innocent Americans like Steven, they have already failed.”
“They have failed because, like people round the world, Americans are repulsed by their barbarism. We will not be intimidated. Their horrific acts only unite us as a country and stiffen our resolve.
“Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget, that our reach is long and that justice will be served.”
Meanwhile, the UK held a meeting of its emergency Cobra committee after threats to kill a British hostage who was also shown in the latest video.
Caitlin Hayden, US National Security Council spokesperson said, “US intelligence agents had analysed the recently released video showing US Citizen Steven Sotloff and has reached the judgment that it is authentic.”Follow Us on Social Media